16:00 Chepstow Wed 20 March 2019
Hurdles debut for one who showed some mild promise on his Ffos Las bumper debut (supported) but failed to run to anything like that level when next seen in that same sphere. Would need to take a big step forward to compete here.
With a good yard (cost £82,000 as a three-year-old) but lacked the necessary experience to make any impact on his bumper debut here last month. Only 8-1 in the market on that occasion; hurdles debut now, this should reveal more.
Modest Flat handicapper (has won over 2m) whose first foray over hurdles (first two runs for this yard) gave little encouragement. Will at least gain a mark after this; low-grade handicaps will be more his area of interest.
Cost €95,000 as a three-year-old (has a decent jumping pedigree); showed on his sole bumper outing that he needed further (promising start). Shaped in a similar manner on his hurdling debut at Exeter over slightly shorter; returns from wind surgery.
Pedigree offers only limited appeal; looked to have outrun that though when offering something to work on from a C&D hurdling debut. Failed to really get involved though but did run on through beaten performers; should come on.
Has quite a taking pedigree (related to a couple of useful sorts); looked to need the run on his bumper debut (stable second string) at Warwick (2m, good). Now makes his hurdles debut looking to build on that first run; more needed.
Stable in rude health at the present time; gelding by Black Sam Bellamy who makes his Rules/hurdles debut. Market confidence would be a positive and should be noted.
Bumper winner (on debut), justified good support at Worcester in the summer of 2017. Given a fair break before making his C&D hurdles debut (departed late on in luckless fashion); again shaped well over C&D last time, more progress to come.
Campaigned at the top-level for the most part (bumper winner on debut); placed in a Grade 2 hurdle, found the Tolworth Hurdle (Grade 1) too tough last time. Now returns from wind surgery, down in grade; cheekpieces on first-time; major player.
Poor in two bumpers late last year he showed even less sent hurdling at Leicester when last seen; beaten a long way out. Blinkers go on for the first-time, will need a lot more than the addition of the headgear to win this.
Just the one sighting of this Saint Des Saints gelding so far when with Paul Nicholls (well backed) at Ffos Las (2m, good). Now with a new yard and given the size of the absence likely to need this run.
Last Year's Winner
|T: Miss E C LavelleJ: Nick Scholfield|
Mercy Mercy Me (8/11), Mcnamaras Band (11/4), Glen Vine (4/1), Sainlouis Des Pres (14/1), Karabunga Dude (16/1), Connect Four (33/1), I'm A Starman (66/1), Jumpsuit (66/1), Beau Haze (100/1), Phoenix Song (100/1), Crindle Carr (100/1)
- Mercy Mercy Me
- Mcnamaras Band
- Glen Vine
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